The ISS dodged Russian satellite debris again

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On November 15, 2021, Russia launched a Nudol missile at one of its aging satellites in low-Earth orbit.

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As intended, the missile struck the Cosmos 1408 satellite at an altitude of 480 km.

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In the immediate aftermath of this test—which Russia carried out to demonstrate to other space powers.

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American and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station jumped into spacecraft in case of an emergency.

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They stayed in these shelters for six hours before being released.

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"The US knows for certain that the emerging debris at the time of the test and

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 within the orbit's constraints did not and will not pose any threat to orbiting stations,"

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The International Space Station has narrowly avoided collisions a number of occasions.

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"An extra measure of distance" was created by thrusters firing for almost five minutes.

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A Russian Progress ship tethered to the station powered the experiment's orbit and manoeuvres.